Doris Quinn �? �? �? Doris Elbertine�? Peek Quinn, 97, a resident of Big Sky Senior Living, Butte MT, passed away at�? St. James Hospital Friday Jan. 16, 2009.�? Doris was born Nov. 4, 1911 at Goldenrod Farm at (her family's homestead farm in Clay County, SD,�? to James and Susan Varnum. She attended Frog Creek Country School and then Wakonda High School. Frog Creek School was a long walk from the farm and she was always happy when her father would hitch the horses to the wagon and give her brothers and sisters a ride to school during the winter. She was an office nurse in Vermillion, and remembers many times when she and the doctor went on house calls to deliver a baby in the country.�? In the 30s, she moved to California. There she found the first love of her life, Paul Peek.�? Their son, Paul, was born of this union.�? Doris worked for Lincoln Financial Corp before retiring.�? Doris received many awards for her dedication and work ethics.�? She moved with Paul Sr. to Grover Beach, CA�? continuing her love of the ocean.�? Paul died in 1983 and Doris continued with her painting and travel.�? Doris married Walter Quinn in 1988 and lived very happily playing golf and cards until Walter died of a heart attack in 2000. Shortly after that Doris moved to Butte, MT and spent the final years away from the ocean but near her son and daughter-in-law, Mary. Doris is survived by a sister, Marjorie Skotvold of Centerville; and her son, Paul Peek (Mary), of Butte, MT; her grandchildren, Sean Peek (Zoe), Robert Peek, and great-granddaughter, Olivia Peek. She is also survived by a step-son, Walter Quinn, Jr. and step- daughter-in-law, Thelma. In addition to her first husband, Paul Peek and her second husband, Walter Quinn, she was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Gene, Paul, and Martin; and two sisters, Susan Lopez and Mary Lee.
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